Now in its third year, the western iteration of the mega Holley LS Fest East event is shaping up to be the biggest yet. Yep, this is evolving into one of the best events in the west, especially for those that want to drive their cars in a not-so-gentle fashion.
The best way to describe the LS Fest is a six-ring circus with a ton of stuff happening all over the place. There's an autocross (actually two of them to handle the increasing demand), road course, drag strip, drifting area, chassis dyno, and even an off road exhibition. If that's not enough there's a car show to check out along with a huge vendor midway that for 2019 is the biggest yet. The common thread that binds all of these various events together is that all of the cars are LS powered (or motived by the latest generation LT GM powerplants). Any car can show up, so long at the right engine is under the hood, so you never know what you'll see out on course. We're constantly amazed at what people decide to stuff LS engines into. Volvo station wagons and Porsche 911s? Yep even those!
Our wagon didn't make it this year, but our 1963 Chevy II project did, and even though it's still being sorted out the Schwartz Performance chassis and ProCharged B8 Chevrolet Performance mill have been helping the little Chevy throw down some great times for pilot Jason Scudellari.
Saturday will have more racing and bigger crowds, so we're looking forward to seeing what shows up for what we're sure will be a great day of LS-powered action. Sunday's main event will be the Super Chevy sponsored 3S Challenge which stands for Start, Steer, and Stop. It's a fun event that really challenges the cars in a unique way and the road course will be roaring with action. Check back for more event updates and we'll be doing Facebook Live broadcasts of the LS-powered action.